It's hard to know how to feel as the pandemic crests past its year anniversary in the US; the obvious answer is "bad," but at the same time it's been long enough and our culture has been so insistent on getting "back to normal" that it can feel disorienting to acknowledge how much many of us are struggling. It's easy to feel like you're the only one who still doesn't feel okay when you're grieving and dealing with mental health challenges in a culture that doesn't know how to make space for either; we wanted to take this time to be honest about what we're struggling with most at this point so at least you know you aren't alone....
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